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Birch Grove, Algonquin Park, Tom Thomson

Birch Grove Algonquin Park, painting by Tom Thomson

     Birch Grove, Algonquin Park, Tom Thomson

    Birch Grove, Algonquin Park, by Tom Thomson c. 1916

    This painting by Tom Thomson shows the principle of unequal space division. If you look at the spacing of the trees, they are all different distances apart. This variety adds more interest to the painting.

    You can also see the use of an orange imprimatura and the use of impasto brush strokes.

    To Learn More

    To learn more about how to create stunning compositions, see: Composition: The Complete Guide To Painting Composition And Design